David Portnoy , PhD, MPH
Former Fellow, Transitioned Outside of the Program
Fellow - Cancer Prevention Fellow
Office of the Associate Director (OAD)
Behavioral Research Program (BRP)
David was a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Office of the Associate Director (OAD) in the Behavioral Research Program (BRP) within the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). David's research interests focused on psychosocial aspects of cancer prevention and control including: risk perception and communication, treatment and screening decision making, and health behavior change and maintenance. In addition, he had interests in the use of e-health applications and immersive virtual reality for health behavior measurement and intervention. While in BRP, he worked on a variety of projects using both secondary data analysis and primary data collection to pursue his interests, including one examining men's attitudes towards informed decision making in the context of PSA screening. David earned his Master of Arts degree and Doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut and also holds a master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Current and past BRP mentees include Claire Lyons.